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Pion Journals to be published by SAGE!

We are delighted to announce that SAGE has purchased the prestigious publisher, Pion Limited. The acquisition results in Pion's entire publishing portfolio becoming a part of SAGE's publishing program.

The list comprises the four journals in the acclaimed ‘Environment and Planning’ series of journals, as well as Perception, and i-Perception, as follows:

Environment and Planning A publishes innovative research at the interface of human geography, environmental studies, and urban and regional research.

Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design was introduced to cover the area of method application and spatial problems in built environments, with specialisation in new approaches to generating and evaluating plans and policies.

Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy is a research-driven multidisciplinary journal which seeks to advance debates on a wide range of pressing contemporary policy issues arising from attempts made to govern the economy, society, and the environment.

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space provides a forum for the discussion of the mutually constitutive relation between the social and the spatial. The journal editors are equally committed to the spatial aspects of political action and the abstractions of social theory.

Perception is a scholarly journal reporting experimental results and theoretical ideas ranging over the fields of human, animal, and machine perception.

i-Perception is a new open-access sister journal to Perception.

 i-Perceptioncovers the same academic areas but while Perception will continue as a free-to-publish, pay-to-read journal of the traditional sort, i-Perception is a pay-to-publish, free-to-read journal, thereby disseminating refereed accounts of research as widely as possible. Although the two journals will be treated separately bibliographically and as regards indexing and other listings, they share a common editorial board, refereeing standards and have similar submission procedures.

Amongst the small books list is also the classic title ‘Place and Placefulness’ by Edward Relph


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If you are using a subscription agent, please instruct your agent as usual. We are notifying all subscription agents of this change of publisher and they will be able to handle your query.

My subscription includes online access to the journals. Is there any change in access?

You will be able to continue to access the issues of all journals to which you have subscribed via the current Pion websites accessible from

The journals will launch on SAGE Journals over the course of the summer following which we will implement redirects from the present sites for access to all current and archival content. 
If you have an existing account with SAGE then the Pion title(s) or Pion title package you subscribe to will automatically be added to your SAGE account. You will be able to access Pion Journals content in the same way as your other journal content.

If by subscribing to a Pion title or Pion title package you are new to SAGE then an account will be set up for you and an account administrator will send an email with login details for your account.

If you are a subscriber to one of Pion’s prior package bundles, these packages will continue at SAGE. See Environment and Planning packages for current package subscription information.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any queries relating to the acquisition, please contact